How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Dandruff Treatment

Dandruff occurs as part of the shedding down of dead cells from the scalp, and it can be disturbing when it happens at a rapid rate. There are many remedial measures that we can make use of in getting rid of dandruff, like shampooing, hair moisturizers or cleanser, etc. But the fact most of the available brands are not capable of effectively removing dandruff. Well, I am not here to discrete any shampoos or hair products, but to let you know how we can naturally deal with dandruff. One such effective natural remedy for dandruff is using tea tree oil.

Why Tea Tree Oil?

Dandruff starts with sebum, oil produced by our body for keeping our hair and skin healthy and forms a protective barrier around the dermis. But excessive production of sebum might lead to acne and dandruff. It happens due to the presence of Malassezia, a yeast-like fungus that can cause extreme skin cell growth. Once these cells die, they become dandruff.

tea tree oil for dandruff treatment

The fact that tea tree oil was extensively used in olden days for the treatment of wounds and other infections speaks so much about its medicinal values. Some researches have proved that because of their antifungal properties, tea tree oil works much better than artificial shampoos.

How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Dandruff

There are numerous ways through which you can use tea tree oil, but the most popular and most comfortable way will be to use them along with a shampoo. The best thing will be to use a bottle to mix shampoo along with a few drops of tea tree oil, ideally one drop for 3ml of shampoo.

Some of you might wonder, why do we mix the oil with shampoo? Why can’t we apply them alone into the hair? But there is a reason why tea tree oils need to be diluted with the help of shampoo before using. Tea tree oil is very strong, so it can be risky to use them directly into the scalp. So it is always advisable to use them along with a carrier like a shampoo. Now let’s see what the effects of tea tree oil shampoo are.

Tea Tree Oil Shampoo for Dandruff

Tea tree oil is found to have over 98 natural compounds. The International Aromatherapy and Herb Association state that all the available tea tree shampoos might not be safe enough to use and the amount of tea tree oil may not be useful as it seems. A perfect tea tree shampoo will have a well-balanced formula of all components.

However, not all shampoos having tea tree oil content is competent enough to get rid of dandruff, but a majority of them have been proven to stop dandruff to an extent. Depending upon the stature of our skin and hair, the effectiveness of these shampoos might vary. So it is always good to try them in a small quantity and wait for a couple of days to see the results before applying them regularly.

Other Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

Let’s have a look at its natural properties that helps in dealing with problems related to our skin and hair.

  • Treatment of acne: Strong antibacterial properties makes them a perfect home remedy for acne.
  • Promotes hair growth: A mix of tea tree oil along with another carrier oil can do wonders for the health of hair.
  • Moisturizer for skin: Mixture of tea tree oil with a carrier like almond oil can provide lasting relief from skin related problems.
  • Foot care: Antibacterial and anti-fungal properties make them a perfect foot care remedy capable of fighting against infections.

Over the years, tea tree oil has earned a reputation for being a natural oil with incredible medicinal values. Hence these days, they find themselves an active ingredient in most cosmetic products. We would like to know your thoughts and experiences of using tea tree oil. Please feel free to share your suggestions and feedback with us.


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